Apparently, after hearing about the iPhone 4 antenna problem, here’s what Steve Jobs told a poor soul who emailed him detailing the problem: “It’s not a big issue.” He also told another one: “Just avoid holding it in that way.”
Not a big issue? Give me a break.
Later, after acknowledging the case, the company told Engadget:
Gripping any mobile phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas. This is a fact of life for every wireless phone. If you ever experience this on your iPhone 4, avoid gripping it in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band, or simply use one of many available cases.
It’s now official folks, if you get an iPhone 4, you’ll have to get used to holding it in a different way, even though Apple can’t even do it right themselves: